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Kenya: Elephants Deaths Rise Over Thirst for Ivory

Animals  (tags: wildlife, elephants, suffering, sadness, slaughter )

- 2004 days ago -
This has been the worst year for elephants in Africa following wanton killing by poachers, says the International Fund for Animal Welfare

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Michela M (3964)
Friday December 21, 2012, 8:44 am

Ruth C (87)
Saturday December 22, 2012, 8:14 am
My heart has broken in a million pieces over the news of so many Elephants dying for the greed and stupidity of humans.

Gloria p (304)
Saturday December 22, 2012, 8:29 am
It's just as heartbreaking as it can be. Poor elephants.

divergent r (309)
Saturday December 22, 2012, 8:40 am
noted. Ivory should be illegal everywhere,or the poor elephants don't stand a chance!

Pamela W (75)
Saturday December 22, 2012, 9:19 am
Confiscation should be followed by DESTRUCTION of the ivory .... as long as it's there, stockpiled (with the possibility to be sold later) the demand will increase and more innocent lives will be lost !!

Michele Wilkinson (106)
Saturday December 22, 2012, 11:45 am
Sadly noted

Henriette Matthijssen (154)
Saturday December 22, 2012, 12:26 pm
Ivory is greed over the lives of these elephants. Respect & protect life it is a gift as yours is treasured! Thanks Jill.

Shelly Peterson (213)
Saturday December 22, 2012, 9:08 pm

Jane Mckenzie (20)
Saturday December 22, 2012, 11:24 pm

Past Member (0)
Saturday December 22, 2012, 11:28 pm
How sad this is.

Giana Peranio-paz (398)
Sunday December 23, 2012, 12:10 am
So sad! The poachers should be shot themselves. That would solve some problems!

Süheyla C (234)
Sunday December 23, 2012, 12:16 am
I am angry.

Past Member (0)
Sunday December 23, 2012, 12:53 am
Is there a more brutal than humans? I think no ?Noted,thanks.

Robert O (12)
Sunday December 23, 2012, 1:11 am
Thanks Jill.

Past Member (0)
Sunday December 23, 2012, 1:18 am

Danuta W (1250)
Sunday December 23, 2012, 2:33 am

Past Member (0)
Sunday December 23, 2012, 2:35 am

P A (117)
Sunday December 23, 2012, 3:17 am
Terrible news -
"In a statement issued on Monday, Bell said: "It is clear the slaughter of elephants for their ivory will only end when there are no more markets for ivory products and effective enforcement or when there are no more elephants to kill," said Bell.Most illegal ivory is destined for Asia, in particular China, where it has soared in value as an investment vehicle and coveted as "white gold."

Limited availability of the legal ivory China purchased from the stockpile sale from southern Africa countries in 2008 has boosted demand encouraging illegal ivory trade and the poaching of elephants."

We knew that would happen!

Christeen A (371)
Sunday December 23, 2012, 5:03 am
This saddens me a great deal.

Ingrid A (524)
Sunday December 23, 2012, 8:22 am
Very sad. Its noted.

Natalie V (27)
Sunday December 23, 2012, 10:08 am

Melania Padilla (122)
Sunday December 23, 2012, 7:29 pm
So unfair! Hope the perpetrators of such horrible crimes burn in hell!!
Thanks for posting

. (7)
Sunday December 23, 2012, 10:36 pm
Noted. What a terrible waste of such magnificent animals for something plastic could replace.

Tanya W (65)
Monday December 24, 2012, 5:26 am
Just sick!! When will these cruel people stop looking at these gorgeous animals as comodities???

Donna Hamilton (159)
Monday December 24, 2012, 6:49 am
Sadly noted. Thanks, Jill.

Amy E (66)
Monday December 24, 2012, 8:43 am
This makes me sick to my stomach.

MmAway M (506)
Monday December 24, 2012, 11:33 am

Farah Hage Ali (153)
Wednesday December 26, 2012, 11:36 am
noted, thank you

Evelyn B (79)
Thursday December 27, 2012, 9:22 pm
Noted Tks. Jill.... sickening and disgusting

. (0)
Friday December 28, 2012, 12:12 pm
Sadly noted. Horrible

. (0)
Tuesday January 22, 2013, 9:22 am
Noted. I cannot imagine how many elephants they had to kill to get a ton of ivory. It boggles the mind to try to guess. We hunt almost every animal to extinction that we do not eat.
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